Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
for one day a week.or according to the pentagon'srd chief budget officer robert hale, that would save between $4en billion and $5 billion, but itll would all come out of people's paychecks. any >> if we feel we don't have any choice but to impose furloughs even though we would much prefer not to do it. of frankly, this is within of the least-- or the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> reporter: department of defense civilians run training ranges where navy pilots practice strafing runs. they manage the flow of supplies to troops in afghanistan o overhaul army tanks and providen, medical care for everybody fromre for e wounded warriors to retirees. to laying them off for one day a laying week would not cripple national defense, but it would, said jessica wright, the pentagon'st head of personnel, be an economic catastrophe for their families. >> if furloughs are enacted, civilians will experience a 20% decrease in their pay between late april and september. >> reporter: even then, the pentagon would still have to t find another $41 billion in savings d
Feb 27, 2013 5:00am PST
to work. secretary of defense at the pentagon. >>> u.s. senator chuck hagel has just been sworn in as the new secretary of defense at the pentagon. the bitter seven-week fight over his nomination ended yesterday as the senate voted 58-41 to confirm him. hagel is a republican, but he got the votes of only 4 republican senators. many in the gop feel he is hostile towards israel and a little too soft on iran. and, of course, takes over for leon panetta, who is a california guy. going back to the monterey area to do something that we all hope to do someday. >> what's that? >> retire! [ laughter ] >> yes. good for him. he has had a busy four years. >> not anytime soon. somebody who is very busy this morning is elizabeth, still tracking that water main break in san francisco. >> yeah. what we have confirmed is that 15th and wawona that intersection is definitely shut down. you have to see these pictures from the scene. it's pretty incredible stuff, cars completely submerged in five feet of water. this is a huge water main break. i haven't see
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am PST
late april and september. >> reporter: robert hale the chief's pentagon budget officer says the furlough will save the government $4 billion to $5 billion, but president obama says the cuts should be made elsewhere. >> there's no reason they should be furloughed or laid off. >> president obama is trying to pin the blame for the last-minute budget crisis on congress and with both chambers on recess this week he has the stage here in washington all to himself. >> i'm hoping while they're back home, they're hearing it from their constituents so when they get back here, they're ready to do some work and we can avoid these automatic spending cuts. >> but congressmen back home may not be getting the earful the president's hoping for. while nearly half of the americans want to avoid it less than 40% want to let it happen and some of capitol hill agree with the 40%. >> not only should the sequester stand. many pundits say the sequester falls short. >> if the cuts kick in, that same poll shows more people would blame republicans in congress than the president.
Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
in at the pentagon this morning as the new secretary of defense. the bitter seven week fight over his nomination ended yesterday as the senate voted 58-41 to confirm him. hagel by the way is a republican. but he got the votes of only 4 republican senators. many in the gop feel he is hostile towards israel and too soft on iran. >>> another swearing-in ceremony set right here in san francisco. that's for the two women who will assume new leadership roles in the government. mayor ed lee has appointed katie tan go. as the city's newest supervisor and replaces carmen chiu who is the new assessor recorder. both will be sworn in at their new posts later this morning. >>> and public safety and job creation in oakland will be highlighted in the state of the city address. jean quan is expected to highlight the city gaining 5,000 jobs over the last year as well as the booming housing market in oakland. she delivers her second annual address at city hall at 7:00. >>> wall street apparently liked what ben bernanke has to say about the economy. stocks rallied after the fed
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
say that means as many as 700,000 of the 800,000 civilians who work for the pentagon. >> this is not a beltway phenomenon. on our civilians it will be catastrophic. >> reporter: civilians like sue ann fallenberg a single mom and administrative assistant at a naval school 3,000 miles away from washington in monterey california. >> i would have to get a part-time job to support my family. >> reporter: she is worryied about the 20% pay cut if she's furloughed or put on involuntary pay one day a week. >> can you reduce the rent for 20%? i can't say that. >> reporter: and it's not just cuts to the pentagon dozens of agencies including the fbi will also have to make difficult choices. >> the fbi would be in the position of having to evaluate where those reductions can come from, and that may impact in the national security arena. >> reporter: the president will continue in coming days to highlight the hardships to individuals and to the public at large if the cuts take place. democrats congressional campaign committee also goes on the offensive today.
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
senator out of nebraska sworn in just a short time ago at the pentagon. bitter seven-week fight though over his nomination finally ended yesterday as the senate voted 58-41 to confirm little. hagel by the way is a republican. but he got the votes of only 4 republican senators. many in the gop feel he is hostile towards israel and soft on iran. but he will take over as secretary of defense. >>> it's time now -- time now is 6:40. why a legendary beer company is accused of misleading its customers, coming up. >> attack of the tumbleweeds. how long it will take to clean up this mess of tumbleweeds. >> the marketed opened up 10 minutes ahe do. let's check the early numbers here. so far, not too bad. we are going to get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help ko
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
to take effect. it will impact virtually every major agency in washington. the pentagon could see roughly half of the reductions and that has republicans upset. >> we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world at a time when we need it most. >> reporter: mandatory cuts in domestic spending could also hit americans hard. there could be furloughs of food safety employees, leading to a shortage of meat poultry and eggs and pushing up food prices. 50,000 tsa workers could see their hours cut back that would mean longer security lines for air travelers, and more than 350,000 people who need mental health treatment could be denied. hundreds of thousands of government workers from teachers to federal law enforcement agents are likely to be furloughed. many republicans admit the sequester isn't ideal, but they insist cuts have to be made. >> let me be very clear and i say this to the president as i say it to you, these spending cuts are going to go through on march 1st. >> reporter: the white house warns the cuts would get phased in just a